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CRJ-100/200SF!?

Delta Echo

Well-Known Member
#21
Yes, it was. One of the early ones today resides at the Air and Space Museum Extension at IAD and the first one is on display in a FED-EX building at MEM.
 

manniax

Well-met in the Ka-tet
#23
Worst airplane ever......From a dispatcher viewpoint and as a mechanic (After 5 years they start to fall apart)
I believe it...especially since the original model was designed as a corporate jet. That type of flying is nothing like the multiple legs per day of a regional schedule, and there's a lot less down time to work on the plane as well. Passengers also tend to dislike it since there's no ovehead storage room for roller bags on board. I'm sure they do have their place in certain markets that wouldn't support something bigger, but I can't imagine they will be a great option for cargo hauling. I've never worked in that part of the industry, though.
 
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Mainline_or_bust

Two days before, the day after tomorrow
#24
I believe it...especially since the original model was designed as a corporate jet. That type of flying is nothing like the multiple legs per day of a regional schedule, and there's a lot less down time to work on the plane as well. Passengers tend to dislike it as well since there's no room for overhead bags on board. I'm sure they do have their place in certain markets that wouldn't support something bigger, but I can't imagine they will be a great option for cargo hauling. I've never worked in that part of the industry, though.
I would guess it is an improvement for some parts of the feeder system for UPS and FexEx. I mean much of Northern Michigan is still C-208s flying to GRR on 2+ Hr legs. That is absurd to me, I know its a good plane but it's a single turbo-prop!
 
#25
I would guess it is an improvement for some parts of the feeder system for UPS and FexEx. I mean much of Northern Michigan is still C-208s flying to GRR on 2+ Hr legs. That is absurd to me, I know its a good plane but it's a single turbo-prop!
It's a 208 because theres 3000lbs or less of cargo a day. How on earth would it make sense to put probably on average 1.5klbs on a crj daily?
 

Mainline_or_bust

Two days before, the day after tomorrow
#32
It's a 208 because theres 3000lbs or less of cargo a day. How on earth would it make sense to put probably on average 1.5klbs on a crj daily?
I knew some flew to a couple places, not up on they're system. With a shortage of pilots makes more sense to have 2 pilots fly to every stop twice as fast than a few Caravans do the same when you consider time. Fully loaded they must cruise at what 180-200kts...?
 
#35
Yeah I found several sources that indicate 184 Kts is maximum cruising speed. I shot a little high but "Hahahaha hahahaha" was unnecessary.
If you've ever been around a caravan, someone suggesting the thing can do anything near 200kts is pretty funny.
You can probably jog to a destination faster than a caravan will get you there.
 

Mainline_or_bust

Two days before, the day after tomorrow
#37
Heavy van at 184 is a "Hahahaha hahahaha" also
More like high 150s low 160s on a typical FL day at 10k.
If you've ever been around a caravan, someone suggesting the thing can do anything near 200kts is pretty funny.
You can probably jog to a destination faster than a caravan will get you there.
1 yes I've been around them, never flown one though nor in one and 2 the point is when someone is just spit-balling don't be a jerk.
 

Roger Roger

Paid to sleep, fly for fun
#38
Yeah I found several sources that indicate 184 Kts is maximum cruising speed. I shot a little high but "Hahahaha hahahaha" was unnecessary.
The laughter was directed at the slowness of the Scareavan, not at you. It's an absolutely outstanding airplane for a certain mission, but that mission does not include going fast, at least outside the marker. One thing it does do well is Vmo to short final.
 

Mainline_or_bust

Two days before, the day after tomorrow
#39
The laughter was directed at the slowness of the Scareavan, not at you. It's an absolutely outstanding airplane for a certain mission, but that mission does not include going fast, at least outside the marker. One thing it does do well is Vmo to short final.
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